Dan Howdle | February 9th, 2024
TalkTalk' Full Fibre 900 represents the fastest speed TalkTalk offers, but as with all full fibre packages (characterised by being fibre optic over 100% of the network), there's a catch: It's not available everywhere. In fact, it's only available to around one in four households at the time of writing, although that figure is steadily increasing.
Here’s a quick summary of what you can expect to find with Full Fibre 900.
|£49 per month
|Fibre to the premises (FTTP)
|eero 6 by Amazon
With broadband as fast as this (944Mbps, in case you were wondering), there are really just three groups of people who should consider it. Because it's hard to get across just how fast this is. Put it this way, streaming 4K movies is one of the most demanding things the typical households does regularly, and TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 would allow you to stream a separate 4K movie to 47 separate TVs. Who has 47 TVs? No one, and that's why the only people likely to want or need this are gamers, home workers with certain types of job, and people who just have to have the best irrespective of whether they actually need it (which is fine, of course).
In more detail, the sorts of households that would benefit from TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 are:
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|£26.95 per month
|£26 per month
|£26 per month
|Full Fibre 150
|£28 per month
|Full Fibre 500
|£39 per month
|Full Fibre 900
|£49 per month
All full fibre broadband plans with TalkTalk are supplied with a brand new eero 6 by Amazon router. The state-of-the-art router comes with WiFi 6 tech, which can supply faster speeds than WiFi 5 routers, and to more devices. This advanced piece of kit also promises stronger coverage around the home. Amazon’s eero routers sport mesh technology, meaning you can quickly and easily boost your broadband coverage with extra eero devices should you want.
TalkTalk’s broadband is truly unlimited, with no pesky quotas or download caps to catch you out.
There is a £4.95 router delivery charge to be paid up front on Full Fibre 900, but other than that, setup ios free. Full Fibre installation has a few more steps than your typical broadband connection, as it requires a new hole to be drilled into your exterior wall to feed the fibre cabling into your home. This is necessary to receive an FTTP service, so you will need your landlord’s permission if you are a renter.
TalkTalk broadband customers can access two safety features when in contract, namely HomeSafe and SuperSafe. HomeSafe is a web filter built-in to your broadband supply, which can be activated to block certain content, or restrict it with a PIN code. The benefit here is you can place a blanket ban on websites known to be malicious, but can set PIN access for websites that you don’t want the kids to see, without blocking yourself from these same sites.
SuperSafe, on the other hand, is a premium add-on which offers protection per device, through a standalone app. SuperSafe, also known as Online Defence, costs £4 per month and is developed by F-Secure. F-Secure is award-winning, and it also powers Virgin Media’s dedicated Internet Security app. SuperSafe can be installed on up to ten devices, guarding you from viruses, malware and phishing scams on the move.
Customers should bear this in mind, as you will need to sort out a separate call plan if you need a landline supply. No line rental may appeal to those who have no need for a landline, and are happy to use a mobile phone instead. You can, however, purchase a landline as an add-on and keep your existing phone number too.
What else is there to say about broadband that's for most of us both unnecessarily fast and out of reach. If you're lucky enough to live somewhere it's available, and you either can make use of 944Mbps or you just want it anyway, then fill your boots. TalkTalk's Full Fibre 900 is much like a plethora of other providers offering similar speeds to the same small proportion of the UK population. If you can't get it, Virgin Media offers even faster speeds, and with 60% availability, so you have a better chance of being able to get it.
But for the vast majority of households this is overkill. It's over overkill, in fact. If you can get Full Fibre where you live, we'd recommend TalkTalk's Full Fibre 150 as the package that'll get all bases covered for the vast majority of households. If you just want 944Mbps anyway, well, then knock yourself out.